In 2017, Simon Moreton's father fell suddenly ill and died. His death sent the author back to his childhood home in rural Shropshire trying to process his grief by revisiting his family's time as transplants to the countryside. In a memoir that that combines prose, illustration, photos, archival texts, and more, Where? weaves a gentle story that slips and slides in time and geography, creating connections across geographies, histories, families, times, and circumstance all to answer the question – 'where are you from?'
Simon Moreton is an artist and writer based in Bristol. He trained as a geographer, and in 2007 started to self publish comics about memory, place, and autobiography. His debut graphic novel, Plans We Made is a minimal, impressionistic memoir of teenage life in the suburbs. He has gone on to publish the critically acclaimed series Minor Leagues, a magazine of comics, art, and writing. By day he works as an academic, working on projects that seek to make creative work more equitable, sustainable, and resilient.
"I simply adore Simon Moreton's Where? In it as in life, everything is connected; where we come from and where we are headed; the marks we leave on places and the marks we leave on each other. It's a very special book indeed."
– Max Porter